Axsun Technologies Announces Qualification of New OMx Platform at the 2013 ECOC Exhibition

BILLERICA, Massachusetts (September 23, 2013) – Axsun Technologies Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC) and a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced photonic components and subsystems, has announced the completion of Telcordia Qualification of their new OMx Optical Monitor platform, which will be introduced at the upcoming 2013 ECOC Exhibition at the ICC London ExCel, September 23-25, 2013. Axsun’s new OMx platform provides the same high spectral resolution and Flex Grid monitoring capability as previous generations, in an innovative uncooled lead-free module that consumes less than half the electrical power of previous designs, and it meets the requirements of ROHS2. This new OMx platform provides true embedded Optical Spectrum Analyzer (OSA) functionality for optical network management and performance monitoring. Axsun Telecom products have logged over one billion device hours in optical networks operating around the world since 2001.

“Axsun’s OMx products are ideally suited for the real-time optical spectrum monitoring function required in dynamically reconfigurable Flex Grid networks that transmit coherent Super-Channels with high spectral efficiency,” said Peter Whitney, Chief Scientist at Axsun. “Such networks also consume significant electrical power, and our new OMx platform provides a cost effective, lower power solution with the high spectral resolution, measurement accuracy and high reliability our customers have come to expect.”

About Axsun Technologies

Axsun Technologies, Inc., a Volcano subsidiary, established in 1998, develops and manufactures MEMS-based optical engines for optical telecommunications, industrial spectroscopy, and medical imaging, applications. Through its expertise in micro-optics, packaging and precision engineering, Axsun has pioneered an entirely new class of high-performance, miniaturized instruments and devices enabling a dramatic shift from lab based measurements to on-line, at-line and in-vivo measurements, without compromising performance. Axsun was acquired by Volcano in December 2008. For more information, visit Axsun’s website at

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Bill Ahern
Director of Marketing

Axsun Technologies, Inc., a Volcano Company
1 Fortune Drive
Billerica MA 01821
Tel 978.262.0049
Fax 978.262.0035